Johns Hopkins is a community committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion in order to achieve and sustain excellence. We firmly believe that we can best promote excellence by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff and by creating a climate of respect that is supportive of their success.

This climate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence is critical to attaining the best research, scholarship, teaching, health care, and other strategic goals of the Health System and the University. Taken together these values are recognized and supported fully by the Johns Hopkins Institutions leadership at all levels. Further, we recognize that the responsibility for excellence, diversity, and inclusion lies with all of us at the Institutions: leadership, administration, faculty, staff, and students. Read the Johns Hopkins Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Different Together

As the first American research university, Johns Hopkins University has a long history of training the best and brightest scholars, scientists, and innovators who impact their local and global communities. You are about to embark upon a remarkable intellectual and social experience as you pursue your studies.

The number of Johns Hopkins undergraduate students identifying as underrepresented minorities (URM) in the incoming class increased from 12 to 23 percent, since 2009, and TBA percent in graduate programs. Once students arrive on campus, they can take part in various programs to find their place, adjust to college life, develop leadership skills, network with other first-generation students or underrepresented students in medical professions, and more. 

Many of these programs are offered through the Homewood Centers for Community, Diversity & Inclusion, especially the Office of Multicultural AffairsStudent Disability Services, and the Center for Student Success.

I’m glad I came to Johns Hopkins.

The Physics and Astronomy Department here has a number of faculty who are interested in studying these systems, and as I have gotten to know some of the people in the department, I am certain that I made the right decision in coming here.
Malik Walker
2020 Boggs Fellow

It was so easy to foster community in [the History] department.

I have more of an advising team than a singular adviser. Before I came to Hopkins, my service work was divorced from my academic work. Here I can develop as a scholar, there’s plenty of great faculty, and there’s community work I can be involved in.
Kendra Grissom
2020 Kelly Miller Fellow

Funding and Fellowships

Johns Hopkins meets 100 percent of financial needs for every undergraduate student through need-based, merit-based, private awards, and special programs like Baltimore Scholars.

See all funding opportunities for undergraduate students.

The Office of Graduate Admissions and Enrollment works to identify outstanding prospective students for graduate school and research opportunities by partnering with national programs and consortia.

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